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Hair and Beauty

Beauty Therapy Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will commence September 2024 and will be completed in one year.

Entry requirements

  • Three GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language OR Level 1 in Beauty Therapy, Nails and Make-up.

You will achieve

  • Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 Diploma
  • Other qualifications and participation certificates where appropriate

Course overview

This course is ideal if you wish to embark on a career in beauty therapy.

This course will help you develop a foundation of beauty therapy skills required in the industry.

Worth billions of pounds in the UK, beauty therapy has always been a successful industry.  More students are choosing to study beauty therapy qualifications to kick-start an amazing career. There are many ways for women and men to look their best and anyone completing a beauty therapy course is embarking on a whole new career in which they will be in demand.

You may help a bride to design her make up for the big day, followed by eyebrow shaping and waxing for another client. The more skills you can offer, the more variety you will have and not just on one given day, but throughout your career.

Beauty therapy and the services you offer are all about the people.  You can have a huge impact on someone and their confidence in themselves.  If you are a people-person, have tact and diplomacy, as well as a natural ability to connect with people, as a beauty therapist, you will be forever popular.

Some students on beauty therapy courses choose to find employment at a beauty salon, spa or clinic. They enjoy being part of a team and may have the opportunity to take part in further training specific to that company. They may like the security of being employed and prefer the hours of work. It may also be that they don’t have the room or premises to offer their services on a self-employed basis. Or, you may decide to open your own high-street clinic or spa or offer your services to clients in the comfort of their own home. You could also convert a room in your home to offer your popular beauty therapy services from home. You won’t need to worry about job or income security either, as with high-quality qualifications and beauty therapy courses, the services you offer will be in demand.

Course content

This course will help you develop a foundation of beauty therapy skills required in industry:

  • Provide facial skin care treatments
  • Lash and brow treatments
  • Carry out waxing services
  • Provide manicure services
  • Provide pedicure service techniques
  • Provide make-up services
  • Anatomy and physiology

There will be continuous assessment of practical and theory work. Assessment of theory work includes written tests and tasks, which are collated along with evidence of practical and oral assessment in a portfolio.

You will be required to purchase an essential equipment kit, uniform, shoes and text books before starting the course using order forms which will be provided prior to enrolling onto the programme.

On completion of the programme, you may wish to progress to a further one year study completing Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualification.

See what careers are available in the Hair and Beauty sector. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Beauty Therapy Level 2 Full-time

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